Commissioner Tom Abbott
Tom Abbott was born in Checotah, OK. His father was a farmer.
In 1955 he moved to Kentucky and in 1962 he went back to Oklahoma for his college degree.
Tom taught school one year in Oklahoma in 1967 then moved back to KY – where he has lived since – and taught school at Eastern High School for 6 years. At EHS, he coached football and girls track. In 1973 he went to work for Holloway & Son and is presently still employed there.
Tom has resided in Middletown for 45 years. He is married to his wife, Diane and they have 4 children who went to Eastern. Tom and Diane are proud grandparents to 5 grandchildren.
He enjoys working in his yard and garden. Tom is involved with St. Mary’s Center and the construction of the new building and grounds. He attends the Middletown United Methodist Church.
Commissioner Mark K. Stigers
12503 Live Oak Drive
Middletown, Kentucky 40243
Mark Stigers was born in Louisville Kentucky. As a child he was raised in Pleasure Ridge Park before moving to Middletown in 1970. Interest developed in the Middletown Fire Department from his next door neighbor as well as friends at school and he joined the fire department in 1975. Mark attended Eastern High School graduating in 1977.
He attended Louisville Technical Institute earning a diploma in Architectural Design in 1979 and Jefferson Community College earning an Associates of Applied Science in 2006.
He worked for several local architectural and engineering companies specializing in piping design which involved sanitary plumbing, process piping and fire sprinkler system design.
In 1981, Mark wed his high school sweetheart, Norma. Mark and Norma have two children who both work for the Baptist Health System.
In 1986 the opportunity presented itself to become an employee of the Middletown Fire Protection District as a firefighter and fire prevention
inspector. Mark has held numerous positions while employed by the fire district including Fire Marshal, Safety Officer and retiring in November 2013 as the Assistant Chief. He has experience in budget development, personnel management, Human Resources as well as he continues to maintain his Building Inspector certification through the State of Kentucky. One committee Mark is especially proud to have worked on is the county E911 system that is now operated as MetroSafe. He now works for a private fire investigation company.
Mark has many interests in the community. He serves as the Vice-President of Historic Middletown, Inc., and is a volunteer at the Historic Middletown Museum.
Developed and maintains the Facebook page for Historic Middletown Inc. He also serves as Treasurer of the Middletown Inn Historic Preservation Corporation and is on the board of the Middletown Historic Preservation Committee. Working with the previous Middletown Chamber of Commerce he was in several positions of the organization as well as assisting with the annual Middletown Milestone Festival.
Mark feels he has a great deal of insight and experience to contribute to the position of City Commissioner and welcomes the opportunity to continue serving his community.
Ron Wolf has been in the political and government affairs arena for over 25 years. He has represented the rural electric program, Louisville Realtors, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s administration and presently the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky at the Capitol in Frankfort. He has worked on issues for both public and private interests.
He has served on many public and civic boards and commissions such as the Middletown Fire Protection District, the City of Middletown Code Enforcement Board, the Middletown Lions Club and the Middletown Chamber of Commerce board. He is a member of the Northeast Christian Church.
He lives in the Beckley Woods subdivision in Middletown, is married to his wife Nina, and is the father of three children and grandfather of three. When he isn’t “walking the halls of Frankfort,” you will probably see him on the golf course.
Commissioner Paul Zimmerman
Paul Zimmerman is a fifth-generation Louisvillian who moved to Middletown at the age of eight in 1947. He attended Middletown Elementary School and graduated from Eastern High School. He went on to the University of Kentucky where he became a Life Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and earned a degree in journalism. He also was a member of Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism fraternity.
He served in the U. S. Army Reserve and began his working life as the police reporter for the old Lexington Leader newspaper. From there he joined the news staff of WAVE radio and television, leaving the station in 1972 as Television News Producer. He was a freelance writer for a time and then was chosen as Executive Director of the Louisville Board of Independent Insurance Agents. When that organization merged with Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky, he became Director of Communication. While serving in that position he achieved the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. He retired from the association in 2003.
Paul has two children: a son, Adam, who lives in Middletown, and a daughter, Brooke, who lives in Chicago with her husband, Matthew, and son, Felix. Paul will have two grandchildren this July, when Felix becomes a big brother.
Paul has many ties to his community. He has been a member of Middletown United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He serves as a Trustee of Historic Middletown, Inc., and is Treasurer of the Historic Middletown Museum. He also serves as Treasurer of the Middletown Inn Historic Preservation Corporation and is on the Executive Board of the Middletown Civic Club.
Running for the office of Middletown Commissioner was his first attempt to win elected office. He looks forward to serving the people of the city and helping to make Middletown a better place to live and work.
Attorney John Singler
The City of Middletown contracts for legal services through the law firm of Singler & Ritsert.
209 Old Harrods Creek Road
Louisville, KY 40243
Attorney John Singler handles the legal work of the City of Middletown.
John is a graduate of University of Louisville Law School and has focused on the representation of municipal clients for over 20 years.